Columbus NM Concludes 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Pancho Villa Raid
|Phillip Skinner, Mayor of Columbus, March 12, 2016|
Yesterday in Columbus Mexican horsemen from the cabalgada swapped stories with men dressed in Blackjack Pershing uniforms, couples danced in the main square, and the museums were full. In Palomas, on the Mexican side, Americans ate and drank beer to lively Mexican oldies played by local musicians at the Pink Store.
Here on a hundred-year-old battleground, winds and dust of March, blowing stiffly all day long, paying no heed to the borderline, we seemed to be a very long distance from the 60 ft. wall of Donald Trump's imagination. The border seemed to be a friendly place again, people on both sides using an anniversary as a good excuse to party it up on a Saturday in the early spring.
|Sergio Romero, owner of the Pink Store|
|100 Years After the Attack on American Soil, No One Seemed to Think we Need a 60 Ft. Wall |
Between Palomas and Columbus Today